Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

PARK­ING at the pro­posed new cam­pus has been a cause of con­cern for coun­cil­lors and res­i­dents. The col­lege says it will pro­vide 262 spa­ces, 14 of which will be for dis­abled use. Stu­dents will be en­cour­aged to use the park and ride scheme planned for The War­ren. This, res­i­dents say, is not a so­lu­tion they can have faith in, as the scheme is still await­ing plan­ning per­mis­sion. Even if ap­proved, it will not be built by the time the col­lege is open. The Vic­to­ria Res­i­dents’ Busi­ness and Re­cre­ation Ac­tion Group fears cars will spill over into lo­cal roads. It cal­cu­lates that be­tween 700 and 1,130 spa­ces will be needed to cater for stu­dents. An­other op­tion is to tem­po­rar­ily use Eurostar’s car park.

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